fbpx
Wikipedia

Savannakhet

This article is about the city. For the province, see Savannakhet Province.
This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by . Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.
Find sources: "Savannakhet"news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR
(May 2021) ()

Savannakhet (ສະຫວັນນະເຂດ), officially named Kaysone Phomvihane (Lao:ໄກສອນ ພົມວິຫານ; Thai:ไกสอน พมวิหาน) since 2005 and previously known as Khanthaboury (ຄັນທະບູລີ), is a city in western Laos. It is the capital of Savannakhet Province. With a population of 125,760 (2018), it is the second-largest city in Laos, after Vientiane. Although the old French colonial quarter of the town, along the Mekong River-front, is depressed and crumbling, the town's proximity to Thailand's booming economy has brought about new commercial development in the northern part of the town, near both the river crossing and the bus terminal.

Savannakhet

Contents

The settlement of Savannakhet was formerly called Khanthaboury. Then it became Savannakhet. Its name was changed to Kaysone Phomvihane in 2005, while retaining its status as the provincial capital of Savannakhet Province. The city is the birthplace of Kaysone Phomvihane, the first leader of Laos from 1975 to 1992 after the dissolution of the Kingdom of Laos. In 2018, its status was upgraded to that of a "city". In order to attain city status, a district or municipality must be financially self-sufficient and have a population of at least 60,000 persons.

The city is served by Savannakhet Airport.

Savannakhet features a tropical savanna climate (Aw) according to Köppen climate classification with a little subtropical climate characteristics as the city located 16.5° north of the equator. The hottest month is April (mean = 29.5 °C (85.1 °F)) with temperature ranging from 23.9 °C (75.0 °F) to 35.2 °C (95.4 °F), while the coolest month is December (mean = 21.7 °C (71.1 °F)) with temperature ranging from 15.2 °C (59.4 °F) to 28.7 °C (83.7 °F). The diurnal temperature variation seems to be greater during winter due to dry conditions. The city experiences dry season during winter months and wet season during summer months due to activation of monsoon. The driest month is December with precipitation total 2.0 millimetres (0.079 in), while the wettest month is August with precipitation total 323.1 millimetres (12.72 in).

Climate data for Savannakhet, Laos (1981-2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 37.2
(99.0)
39.2
(102.6)
39.6
(103.3)
41.1
(106.0)
41.2
(106.2)
38.0
(100.4)
38.5
(101.3)
36.1
(97.0)
38.0
(100.4)
35.0
(95.0)
37.2
(99.0)
38.0
(100.4)
41.2
(106.2)
Average high °C (°F) 29.2
(84.6)
32.0
(89.6)
34.6
(94.3)
35.2
(95.4)
33.3
(91.9)
32.8
(91.0)
31.9
(89.4)
31.0
(87.8)
31.6
(88.9)
30.9
(87.6)
30.4
(86.7)
28.7
(83.7)
31.8
(89.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) 22.7
(72.9)
24.8
(76.6)
28.1
(82.6)
29.5
(85.1)
29.3
(84.7)
28.7
(83.7)
27.6
(81.7)
27.6
(81.7)
27.6
(81.7)
26.6
(79.9)
24.0
(75.2)
21.7
(71.1)
26.5
(79.7)
Average low °C (°F) 15.1
(59.2)
18.3
(64.9)
21.7
(71.1)
23.9
(75.0)
24.2
(75.6)
25.1
(77.2)
24.3
(75.7)
24.2
(75.6)
23.4
(74.1)
21.6
(70.9)
19.0
(66.2)
15.2
(59.4)
21.3
(70.3)
Record low °C (°F) 8.0
(46.4)
10.0
(50.0)
10.0
(50.0)
15.0
(59.0)
17.5
(63.5)
19.0
(66.2)
18.2
(64.8)
18.0
(64.4)
18.0
(64.4)
14.0
(57.2)
6.0
(42.8)
3.0
(37.4)
3.0
(37.4)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 2.4
(0.09)
24.2
(0.95)
41.7
(1.64)
99.4
(3.91)
215.8
(8.50)
224.6
(8.84)
274.5
(10.81)
323.1
(12.72)
249.4
(9.82)
117.8
(4.64)
13.8
(0.54)
2.0
(0.08)
1,588.7
(62.54)
Average precipitation days(≥ 1.0 mm) 2.9 4.6 3.9 8.0 17.6 17.9 20.9 20.7 19.8 11.5 4.0 2.3 134.1
Source: Meteo Climat
  • Wat Sainyaphum

  • Chinese Buddhist Temple

  • Vietnamese Buddhist Temple Diệu Giác

  • St. Teresa's Catholic Church

  1. Yap, Jasmina (28 May 2018). "Town of Kaysone Phomvihane Officially Declared a City". The Laotian Times. Retrieved30 May 2020.
  2. "Station Savannakhet" (in French). Meteo Climat. Retrieved29 December 2016.
Wikimedia Commons has media related toSavannakhet.

Savannakhet
Savannakhet Language Watch Edit This article is about the city For the province see Savannakhet Province This article needs additional citations for verification Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources Unsourced material may be challenged and removed Find sources Savannakhet news newspapers books scholar JSTOR May 2021 Learn how and when to remove this template message Savannakhet ສະຫວ ນນະເຂດ officially named Kaysone Phomvihane Lao ໄກສອນ ພ ມວ ຫານ Thai iksxn phmwihan since 2005 and previously known as Khanthaboury ຄ ນທະບ ລ is a city in western Laos It is the capital of Savannakhet Province With a population of 125 760 2018 1 it is the second largest city in Laos after Vientiane Although the old French colonial quarter of the town along the Mekong River front is depressed and crumbling the town s proximity to Thailand s booming economy has brought about new commercial development in the northern part of the town near both the river crossing and the bus terminal Savannakhet ເມ ອງໄກສອນ ພ ມວ ຫານDistrict amp municipalityKaysone Phomvihane DistrictThe commercial centre of Kaysone Phomvihane Savannakhet ProvinceSavannakhetCoordinates 16 33 N 104 45 E 16 550 N 104 750 E 16 550 104 750CountryLaosProvinceSavannakhet ProvincePopulation 2018 Total125 760Time zoneUTC 7 ICT Like all Lao cities Savannakhet has a mixed population of Lao Thai Vietnamese and Chinese as well as minority peoples from the Lao interior It has a large 15th century Buddhist temple Wat Sainyaphum a Chinese temple the Catholic Co Cathedral of St Therese and a mosque The Second Thai Lao Friendship Bridge over the Mekong connects to Mukdahan Province in Thailand The two lane 12 metre wide 39 ft 1 600 metre long 5 250 ft bridge opened to the general public on 9 January 2007 The annual per capita income of Kaysone Phomvihane City is US 2 041 2018 1 Contents 1 Name change 2 Transport 3 Climate 4 Sister cities 5 References 6 External linksName change EditThe settlement of Savannakhet was formerly called Khanthaboury Then it became Savannakhet Its name was changed to Kaysone Phomvihane in 2005 while retaining its status as the provincial capital of Savannakhet Province The city is the birthplace of Kaysone Phomvihane the first leader of Laos from 1975 to 1992 after the dissolution of the Kingdom of Laos In 2018 its status was upgraded to that of a city In order to attain city status a district or municipality must be financially self sufficient and have a population of at least 60 000 persons 1 Transport EditThe city is served by Savannakhet Airport Climate EditSavannakhet features a tropical savanna climate Aw according to Koppen climate classification with a little subtropical climate characteristics as the city located 16 5 north of the equator The hottest month is April mean 29 5 C 85 1 F with temperature ranging from 23 9 C 75 0 F to 35 2 C 95 4 F while the coolest month is December mean 21 7 C 71 1 F with temperature ranging from 15 2 C 59 4 F to 28 7 C 83 7 F The diurnal temperature variation seems to be greater during winter due to dry conditions The city experiences dry season during winter months and wet season during summer months due to activation of monsoon The driest month is December with precipitation total 2 0 millimetres 0 079 in while the wettest month is August with precipitation total 323 1 millimetres 12 72 in Climate data for Savannakhet Laos 1981 2010 Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec YearRecord high C F 37 2 99 0 39 2 102 6 39 6 103 3 41 1 106 0 41 2 106 2 38 0 100 4 38 5 101 3 36 1 97 0 38 0 100 4 35 0 95 0 37 2 99 0 38 0 100 4 41 2 106 2 Average high C F 29 2 84 6 32 0 89 6 34 6 94 3 35 2 95 4 33 3 91 9 32 8 91 0 31 9 89 4 31 0 87 8 31 6 88 9 30 9 87 6 30 4 86 7 28 7 83 7 31 8 89 2 Daily mean C F 22 7 72 9 24 8 76 6 28 1 82 6 29 5 85 1 29 3 84 7 28 7 83 7 27 6 81 7 27 6 81 7 27 6 81 7 26 6 79 9 24 0 75 2 21 7 71 1 26 5 79 7 Average low C F 15 1 59 2 18 3 64 9 21 7 71 1 23 9 75 0 24 2 75 6 25 1 77 2 24 3 75 7 24 2 75 6 23 4 74 1 21 6 70 9 19 0 66 2 15 2 59 4 21 3 70 3 Record low C F 8 0 46 4 10 0 50 0 10 0 50 0 15 0 59 0 17 5 63 5 19 0 66 2 18 2 64 8 18 0 64 4 18 0 64 4 14 0 57 2 6 0 42 8 3 0 37 4 3 0 37 4 Average precipitation mm inches 2 4 0 09 24 2 0 95 41 7 1 64 99 4 3 91 215 8 8 50 224 6 8 84 274 5 10 81 323 1 12 72 249 4 9 82 117 8 4 64 13 8 0 54 2 0 0 08 1 588 7 62 54 Average precipitation days 1 0 mm 2 9 4 6 3 9 8 0 17 6 17 9 20 9 20 7 19 8 11 5 4 0 2 3 134 1Source Meteo Climat 2 Wat Sainyaphum Chinese Buddhist Temple Vietnamese Buddhist Temple Diệu Giac St Teresa s Catholic ChurchSister cities Edit Phnom Penh Cambodia citation needed References Edit a b c Yap Jasmina 28 May 2018 Town of Kaysone Phomvihane Officially Declared a City The Laotian Times Retrieved 30 May 2020 Station Savannakhet in French Meteo Climat Retrieved 29 December 2016 External links EditWikimedia Commons has media related to Savannakhet Savannakhet travel guide from Wikivoyage Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Savannakhet amp oldid 1041732857, wikipedia, wiki, book,

books

, library,

article

, read, download, free, free download, mp3, video, mp4, 3gp, jpg, jpeg, gif, png, picture, music, song, movie, book, game, games.